911: A Public Emergency (Social Text 72) by Jasbir K.Puar, Zillah Eisenstein, Rosalind C.Morris, Judith

By Jasbir K.Puar, Zillah Eisenstein, Rosalind C.Morris, Judith Butler, Muneer Ahmad, Meena Alexander, Lopamudra Basu, Sandrine Nicoletta, Yigal Nizri, Ban Wang

Given that September eleven, public discourse has frequently been framed by way of absolutes: an age of innocence supplies option to a gift lower than siege, whereas the USA and its allies face off opposed to the Axis of Evil. This unique factor of Social textual content goals to maneuver past those binaries towards considerate research. The editors argue that the problem for the Left is to boost an antiterrorism stance that recognizes the legacy of U.S. exchange and overseas coverage in addition to the variety of the Muslim religion and the hazards offered by means of fundamentalism of all kinds.Examining the strengths and shortcomings of sector, race, and gender reports within the look for realizing, this factor considers cross-cultural feminism as a method of scuffling with terrorism; racial profiling of Muslims within the context of different racist logics; and the homogenization of dissent. the difficulty contains poetry, photographic paintings, and an editorial through Judith Butler at the discursive house surrounding the assaults of September eleven. This outstanding variety of contributions questions the that means and implications of the occasions of September eleven and their aftermath.Contributors. Muneer Ahmad, Meena Alexander, Lopamudra Basu, Judith Butler, Zillah Eisenstein, Stefano Harney, Randy Martin, Rosalind C. Morris, Fred Moten, Sandrine Nicoletta, Yigal Nizri, Jasbir ok. Puar, Amit S. Rai, Ella Shohat, Ban Wang

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